I chose to live in London, and I love it there. But I'm Scottish through and through. It's a great place, a beautiful land and a beautiful people.
Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.
I go a lot to see young people downtown in little theaters. It's great. If you start somebody's career, it's so exciting.
People do not understand what a great revenue economy is.
Awards were made in Hollywood, in whatever the time it was created. They're to promote each other's movies. You give me an award, I give you an award and people will believe that we are great movies and they'll go to see them. It's still the same.
Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls.
The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore - which is a great shame, but I'd love to make a black-and-white movie one day.
That's a great feeling to know that I'm going into a project that I have no idea what will become of that movie, but I really trust Ang Lee. And I really trusted Ron. It's just really nice to work with people that you feel that way about.
My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.
I lived in a small town. It was 2,000 people in Canada. A little river that went through it and we swam in the - you know, there was a lot of water around. Niagara Falls was about four or five miles away.
The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future?
Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.
Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.
A lot of great people have seen people portray them and loathed them. But I did my best and I don't think there is anything to be offended at.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
What you have now is a Hollywood that is pure poison. Hollywood was a central place in the history of art in the 20th century: it was human idealism preserved. And then, like any great place, it collapsed, and it collapsed into the most awful machinery in the world. Why don't I see a Frank Capra today? Because people aren't like this anymore? People haven't changed that much in 60 years.
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
We often don't think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Whether a revolution succeeds or fails people of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
People were saying that David Geffen and I had gotten married and it just blew me away. Not that they thought I was gay, but that they thought I could land a guy that hot.
But they who give straight judgements to strangers and to those of the land and do not transgress what is just, for them the city flourishes and its people prosper.
A great many people experience the movement from one century to the next, but a minuscule number of people experience the movement from one millennium to the next.